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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP!!!!! I Think I May Have Lost Everything!

15 Jun 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets see what happens after its completed .


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15 Jun 2013   #12
cbrent16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Lets see what happens after its completed .
Okay. Thanks very much, VK.
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15 Jun 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome .
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16 Jun 2013   #14
cbrent16

Windows 7
 
 

Hey... So, I'm back. It ended up restoring my laptop completely to factory default... Luckily, everything (I think) was backed up to the external hard drive I had connected, but I have no idea how to get it all from the two new folders on my external hard drive back onto my laptop like normal...

The two folders are called 2013-06-15_C and 2013-06-15_D, if that's of any help for whatever reason. C has folders called 'Boot' and 'RModule', and D has a great deal of different folders with varying content.

I tried opening my work program from the hard drive, and it didn't recognize my user profile, so I couldn't even check to see if all my files were still there or not.

Is there a way to restore everything back to normal straight from the hard drive? Not really sure quite what to do. I really appreciate all the help.
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16 Jun 2013   #15
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You won't able to run programs from the external drive . You would have to reinstall the programs that didn't come with your laptop back into your PC . To get the files back from the external hard drive to the laptop are they just regular files one specific file ?
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16 Jun 2013   #16
cbrent16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
You won't able to run programs from the external drive . You would have to reinstall the programs that didn't come with your laptop back into your PC . To get the files back from the external hard drive to the laptop are they just regular files one specific file ?
Okay, thanks... And to be totally honest, I'm not exactly sure. When I open the folder containing my work program, it has the application that starts the program, and then a TON of other folders and files in it as well... there are .tlx, .dll, .chw, .sgxml, .sgmsg, .clx, .utlx, .dat, and others. I have a feeling that some of these extensions are specific to my work program. All the other folders have their own files inside them, too... I've never seen any of this before because when I installed my program initially, I basically just got the icon on my desktop and never saw a folder with any of this stuff in it. Even if I re-download the program to my computer, I don't know how I would integrate my old files back into it from this. I don't know what's what at all.

UPDATE:

I reinstalled my work program and I managed to copy every file from the hard drive back over onto my laptop. Everything seemed perfect until I actually tried to open one of my jobs... Nothing was there. It literally recreated every folder and case I've ever made, but all the content, the actual jobs, aren't there. I don't know where they'd be, and I'm pretty sure they're just gone forever. Don't know that there's anything I can do about that.

Next thing I tried to do was get back all of my old Excel, MS Word, and WordPerfect files. None of those programs exist on my laptop anymore, but I was hoping that they would still be on my hard drive. I thought I could copy the contents of the Program Files folder from my hard drive onto my laptop, but almost immediately, it told me I did not have permission to enter something like 848 folders, and they could not be accessed for copying. I'm not really sure what to do now. Is there any way I can get back my old Excel, MS Word, an WordPerfect files, or any of the other folders/their contents that I had on my desktop before this catastrophe hit??

(Sorry. I tried to delete these images since I'm past that point now, but they're still there.)


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17 Jun 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

To be able to view excel and word files you would need to reinstall Office again . To be able to use to use WordPerfect you would need to reinstall it
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17 Jun 2013   #18
cbrent16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
To be able to view excel and word files you would need to reinstall Office again . To be able to use to use WordPerfect you would need to reinstall it
Okay, thanks... Thanks for all your time and help, VK.
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17 Jun 2013   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
sometimes a commercial solution is the only answer -- you could try Undelete Plus -- I've used this with pretty well 90% recovery results. The main thing now is NOT TO DO ANY ACTION THAT WRITES TO YOUR HDD further as this will make recovery more difficult -- or impossible.

eSupport UndeletePlus - Easily undelete, unerase, and recover deleted files

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Jun 2013   #20
cbrent16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
sometimes a commercial solution is the only answer -- you could try Undelete Plus -- I've used this with pretty well 90% recovery results. The main thing now is NOT TO DO ANY ACTION THAT WRITES TO YOUR HDD further as this will make recovery more difficult -- or impossible.

eSupport UndeletePlus - Easily undelete, unerase, and recover deleted files

Cheers
jimbo
Thanks a bunch. I'll give it a shot.
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